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The National Museum of Australia brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events.

Based in Canberra, the Museum is on the lands of the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri peoples. Our collection is linked to key moments, people and places in Australian history and culture. Entry is free though costs apply for some events and special exhibitions.

Our Museum

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Where to find us, our mailing address, email and phone contacts including bookings, complaints and feedback.

Corporate information

Our client service charter, budget, contracts, file and loans lists, freedom of information, plans and policies, guidelines and procedures.


Jobs at the Museum, volunteers, interns, salary, benefts and conditions, workplace plans and procedures.


Media releases and images. Our Public Affairs team assist the media with inquiries about our collections and exhibitions.


Venue hire

Venues for weddings, corporate events, gala balls, cocktail functions, lakeside dining and school formals.


Exhibition catalogues, annual reports, scholarly, general and special interest titles.

Online Shop

Everything we sell at the Museum Shop has a story to tell. Shop online or in store.

International exhibitions

We bring international collections to Australian audiences and develop partnerships with museums and galleries around the world.

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